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Application for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The Unbundling Higher Education project is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to start in January 2018.
Haptico-Visual Observation & Drawing | 10 November 2017
This is a one day workshop aimed at all medical professionals to introduce the value of observation using a novel method which includes touch (haptics) and drawing. This is known as the multi-sensory Haptico-Visual Observation and Drawing (HVO...
NVivo Training | 22 November 2017
In this short course, you will be introduced to the NVivo11 software. This is a hands-on course in which you are expected to work on your own personal laptops during the session.
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New drug reduces hot flushes
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 09:00

A new drug reduces post-menopausal hot flushes, which affect 60 to 80% of women, says a new report in the current issue of Neuroendocrinology.

Call for project proposals Masters Biomedical Forensic Science students
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 08:45

Dear Colleagues

Can I ask that you send this to your academic staff who may be interested in collaborating with us in a forensic science / pathology project for our Masters students; or interested in co-supervising such a project. As you know there are forensic aspects to all disciplines, for example, procedure related deaths (Section 56 of the Health Professions Amendment Act), trauma deaths, maternal mortality, child deaths, molecular autopsies, post mortem imaging / virtopsy, OP poisoning, etc.

IDM Seminar Invitation - USA funding opportunities
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 13:00

University of Cape Town
The Institute of Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine
invites you to attend a
Seminar on Wednesday, 24th May at 13h00-14h00
Wolfson Pavilion Lecture Theatre

Occupying the 'front seat' is a privilege and responsibility
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:00

"Do no harm," anti-apartheid activist and comparative constitutional law doyen Professor Heinz Klug urged health sciences and law graduands.

Innovation improving lives
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 09:30

UCT’s Research Contracts and Innovation office presented a collection of inventions developed by UCT researchers in celebration of World Intellectual Property (IP) day.

Antibiotic resistance has a language problem
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 09:45

Failure to use simple, clear and consistent language can undermine global responses to the urgent threat of bacteria that are resistant to available antibiotics.

A ray of hope for neglected African disease: sickle cell disease
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 08:15

UCT’s Professor Ambroise Wonkam has secured US$3.7 million to establish the Sickle Africa Data Coordinating Center (SADaCC), which will build capacity to help Africa tackle sickle cell disease.

How we found the gene for a rare heart disease and why it matters
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 09:30

Professor Bongani Mayosi spoke to The Conversation about the significance of the discovery of a gene that’s responsible for an inherited form of heart muscle disease.

Latest transmission patterns for drug resistant TB pose a new challenge
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 14:45

The emergence of drug resistant tuberculosis has resulted in scientists taking a more aggressive and urgent approach to research into the development of the disease.

Press Release: Global rise of multidrug resistant tuberculosis threatens to derail decades of progress
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 16:00

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: Global rise of multidrug resistant tuberculosis threatens to derail decades of progress .  New antibiotics are becoming available for the first time but without accurate diagnostics, clear treatment guidelines, and improved control efforts, their effectiveness could be rapidly lost

A new frontier for cancer diagnostics
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:45

UCT has partnered with BGM Pharma and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation to develop GluCAB, a breakthrough in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Dean’s Corner - March 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 15:00

Welcome to the first edition of Faculty News for 2017. The mini-semester has been completed and the academic year has commenced. I wish to express my deepest appreciation to the staff and students in our undergraduate programmes for working so hard to enable this smooth transition.